Category Archives: the PhD

token post

The good news is that I am actually typing this myself so there’s physical improvement! I switched from Orencia which seems not to work very effectively for me (it seemed to have some benefit but not enough to decrease the … Continue reading

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What’s been going on

To make a long story long, I really need for Dragon naturally speaking to work correctly. So I have to train it. Therefore, you will get posts that are too long and have too much detail with the sole purpose … Continue reading

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TMI Chapter 1: education

I passed comprehensive exams! I was convinced that I would receive conditions (conditions must be completed before beginning anything to do with the dissertation). I received a question that was dramatically different from what I was told to expect. When … Continue reading

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comps outcome

I passed comps! totally and completely!!! I am officially in dissertation phase ABD (all but dissertation) And a doctoral candidate

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comprehensive exams begin in 3 weeks

“If you are distressed by anything external,the pain is not due to the thing itself,but to your estimate of it;and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”Marcus Aurelius

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the application of theory update

Today, I received the first dose of Orencia. Yeah! The insurance approval came through on Wed July 30 late in the afternoon. But the infusion nurse was out of the office on Thursday and Friday, so when I called on … Continue reading

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software solutions

In an attempt to reconcile myself with the functionality of my body and my need to produce documents, I have obtained a well known voice recognition software program. This is proof that it really does work pretty well. On the … Continue reading

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